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Old 11-18-2007, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
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Do the rats actually pee everywhere with no control?
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
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I love Possums! Here's a baby I rescued last summer and gave to the rehabilitation center when he got back on his feet.

I also have an adorable, wonderful, loving Marmoset monkey. He's out all the time, wears tiny little diapers, and is simply the best and most unusual pet I've had. He's just over two years old. We had to monkey-proof the entire house, have to watch him every minute, feed a special diet and lots of fresh foods prepared daily. But he's worth every single minute!
He is sooo cute; and what is that collar he's wearing? Could it be a mink stole? Ahahaaa
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Gainesboro, Tennessee
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Do the rats actually pee everywhere with no control?
Nope, I have found they are a lot like bunnies. They pick a corner. IDK about others here that have rats. But ours do this. Here's our girls.

Rats pictures from pets photos on webshots

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Old 11-21-2007, 07:37 AM
 
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Nope, I have found they are a lot like bunnies. They pick a corner. IDK about others here that have rats. But ours do this. Here's our girls.

Rats pictures from pets photos on webshots

I've heard that it's mice that don't really have bladder control, and just go everywhere.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:04 AM
 
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My most unusual pets have ben a skunk when I was a kid, a raccoon, and llamas.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill NC...CO in the summer!
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I had rats growing up in high school and some of college. Here is a picture of April and you can see her babies in the pink box on the bottom of the cage.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/shaaniquah/Ratties3-4weeks002.jpg (broken link)

My Junior year of High School I bought a Prairie Dog and named him Snoopy (short for Snoop Dog haha) Sadly he died after about 2 weeks because he had a birth defect It was very sad.
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:31 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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I currently have 1 dog, 4 cats, a parrot, a cocatiel, 4 rabbits, 30 chickens and 2 roosters. In the past were many dogs and cats, turkey, more chickens and rabbits, parakeets, pigeons, quail, a gopher snake, garter snakes, ring tail snakes, turtles, tortoises, a rat, mice, hamsters, a columbian boa constrictor, tropical and cold water fish, snails, a scorpion and a tarantula. I think that completes the list.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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I had two rats in college. They were great pets. Just like little dogs. Every day when I came home from class they would run up to their cage door and I'd let them out. They would ride around on my shoulders and watch tv with me. They LOVED spaghetti and broccoli. Excellent pets and very easy to care for. I miss my ratties.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:13 AM
 
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they're not "pets' but my mom feeds a group of feral cats and the raccoons from the preserve behind her house come up and eat out of the trays with the cats. It's funny, the coons chase the possums away, and get along fine with the cats. They look at each other like "aren't you a funny looking cat/raccoon". the coons are comfortable with people at my moms, they won't run when someone goes out there to fill the dishes, they just step back away from the dishes and wait 'til they're filled. the cats are circling your ankles, meowing and purring.

Last Christmas I was there and in the Kitchen, heard the metal plate on the screen door bang, and told my mom the cats are knocking, I'm going to feed them. What did I see, but 4 FULL SIZE coons standing there, "hey...there's no food and we're hungry". I thought they'd run when I opened the door, but no, they stood there waiting. so funny. the neighbor said he's tried to feed the coons and they just come on over to mom's. Like her food choice better I guess. The cats will sleep and sun on his porch.

and, yes, as we/she can, she captures the kitties, takes them to the vet, and if they are adoptable, he does that, if not he'll neuter and return them to her, at a discounted price, so they can go back to the colony. about twice a year she gets a new 1 or 2.
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I've had a chinchilla - awesome, but I was allergic to his bath dust, a hedgehog - a painful choice, and a baby squirrel - he was left homeless after my father cut down a tree. We kept him for a little while, but when he bit my sister we let him go in a state park.
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